Office politics

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Posted on 14th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

There are probably thousands of Americans who get up every morning and go to work hating what they do. In many cases what make going to work is not the actually task, but the manager that you have to report too. There are those that micro-manage and believe that their way is the only way and instill no confidence in his team to get the job done. What if there was a way to tell your boss how you feel without penalty. At a new site that will be launching in April called Disgruntles.com you will have the option to voice your opinion about your boss or job anonymously, and uncensored. They are gearing the site up to be able to share your workplace nightmares and get advice from others across the country on how they deal with their boss.

This site has potential if they can control the possible huge of wave of negativity that will come from allowing people to vent about their job. As long names are left out this could have a chance for workers to vent and find solutions to their work place problems.

Close to downtown with calgary condos

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Posted on 7th December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

If you are currently looking for a place to live that offers stunning mountain views and close proximity to downtown Calgary then the new calgary condo building located right downtown may be just the spot. With Prince’s Island Park and China town right at your doorstep this new condo living  offers the best of both worlds. These new living communities are springing up all across the US and Canada and provide you the ability to live close to work but be able to enjoy the downtown environment. Imagine only being a few minutes from work and not having to fight traffic and then waking up on a Saturday morning and walking right down to your favorite cafe in order to read the paper or connect with some friends. This new way of living will certainly appeal to many people who are looking for a way to balance work and life.

relax and get a gym membership

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Posted on 2nd December 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

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A comedian by the name of Brian Regan does a bit on yoga tapes that he listened to try and get into shape. He starts out explaining one of the yoga positions for men where the instructor asks the participants to take the bottom of their right foot and placing on the small of their back, then take your left foot and throw it over your neck like a scarf and “relax” As he continues he explains the relaxation pose where the men are instructed to set back on the balls of their feet and “relax.” The he claims ” I can hear my feet bones cracking” which is quite funny when you see the act. It is quite hilarious and really does paint the picture of what it takes to do yoga. While it is funny exercising is something that we all should do on a regular basis and doing yoga is an activity that can help stretch and tone your muscles.
pay as you go gym Many people will swear by the benefits of yoga to not only the physical but spiritual well being of the individual. Many men have this image as Brian points out in his comedy show that yoga looks painful and not you typical exercise routine. You can find yoga videos that are targeted specifically for men to help you learn the correct poses and the benefit that this type of exercise can bring.I have gotten inspired and run out and secured a gym membership only to eventually stop going and end up spending monthly on a monthly basis. This was due in part to having to sign up for a one year contract to get a discount. What I need is the ability to go when I have time and then only pay for the time that I am there. I understand that most gyms need to plan their revenue and setting up a pay as you go membership may be more difficult to maintain and monitor. That is when I came across Pay as Go Gym I was very intrigued. You can search by your zip code and find local gym membership deals where you can pay by the day or month. You can buy a pass that will work at different local gyms so that those that travel can now have access to a gym and continue to work towards those goals you set up at the beginning of the year.

Lanyards:Function and marketing

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Posted on 4th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

branding_blogWhen you think about developments in various areas is amazing to think about how a simple item such as the lanyard is used in so many facets of business and our personal lives. From id lanyards to lanyards used at theme parks to help you collect your favorite pins this item has taken on a life of its own. Our corporate headquarters has gone back and forth on the lanyard and retractable badge reels. The reels are typically worn on your belt or outside of your jacket and do make it easy if you are having to badge in and out of various buildings. The lanyard has become the choice among many of our employees because they are easier to wear outside your clothing and provide several advantages such as the ability to hold pens, and other photo ids that are easier to access. The lanyard has become so popular that many organizations and businesses are finding many different uses for them and here are some of the advantages:

1. For starters they are very inexpensive. Many businesses and conference planners purchase them in bulk because they know that are not kept for long periods of time and those that use them in conference know that they will be thrown away after the meeting. They are also becoming a popular items among sports teams and fans because they allow you to add your team spirit by sporting your favorite NFL or MLB team while keeping your id and keys together.

2. Companies and Organizations use them for identification because it is visible and can be seen from a greater distance. Many companies are now branding these simple lanyards to help identify their employees and to help build brand recognition and providing them as promotional products. This is because most people will leave their badges on when they leave work when they are stopping by the store on their way home. They are easily customized for special events and can be printed in a short time frame.

3. They are easy to use and unlike clips that will not damage your clothing. Even youngsters can use them for day camps and various sports camps. They can be hung up and are easier to keep track of than clip on id holders or badges that are just in holders.


Build your strengths

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Posted on 18th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

I have read a few books on what it takes to become successful in business and selling. From Zig Ziglar to Kenneth Blanchard they all talk about the tools that are needed to close the deal or build relationships with customers. One of the more interesting books that we have read is Discover your Strengths. This very simple concept talks about selling to your strengths instead of trying to improve on your weaknesses. This was always the case when I first started out in sales management is that we would look for areas of improvement and then try and coach to those areas to make the person stronger. Through developing a persons strengths they will become better at what they do and be more passionate about what they love to do.

I am true believer in the basic point that you have to be passionate about what you sell or do or you are just wasting your time. So pick up a copy or download the book and listen to the principles. You can even take a Strengths finder assessment online that will help you find your true strengths.

The new yellow pages

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Posted on 17th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

I just recently got the new iPhone and love a lot of the features such as surfing the web, reading email, and texting. One of the best features is the ability to find businesses via the map feature and then you can see locations that are marked by pins based on your location. Then once you find the business that you are looking for you just click on the telephone number and it will dial the business. I was wondering with all the information that you need at your fingertips.What to do with your yellowpages other than use them as a doorstop. So to my surprise there is a website that deals with such a question. They list the top 10 things to do with your yellow pages and the one that I liked the best was the one that shows a car made of yellow pages.

Can you really sell online

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Posted on 17th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

 

One such site where you can aquired a free eBay auction template is at rogersemall.com. They provide a great resource on the do’s and dont’s of online selling. Start out small, and then grow your business from there. Don’t try and get to the $100K mark your first month, as it will take time to evaluate the market and see what items sell the best, and more importantly which items are more profitable. If you are selling 1000 purses a month, but only making $2 per item, you are spending a lot time for little pay off. Research and use those free resources, and who knows maybe one day you will be holding your own seminars

Coach for performance

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Posted on 16th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

All it takes one small change in the way you approach life or particular task in life to make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. While I was in sales I found myself getting in a rut, so a suggestion from my mentor was to write down a small goal that I wanted to achieve and put on my bathroom mirror so that I was sure to see it everyday. He told me not to make it too easy, but something that was attainable. It was shortly after that I approached my customers with more confidence and began to have the most successful year in my young career. A bio of a coach is one who pushes you to attain things that you would not normally think you could do. Business coaching is an art and those that can do it and inspires and motivate people have a gift. If you can impact and change just one persons life, then you have accomplished more than most people in this world today. All you need is the focus and will to succeed and your on the path to fulfilling your dreams.

Are you insured

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Posted on 16th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

With the elections starting to heat up many of the candidates are promising to fix our health care system and a few of the top candidates have mentioned socialized medicine. This has gotten may stirred up over what can be done to fix our health system. My vote would be less government and more competition. Our system while not perfect at least allows the market to help decide health insurance costs and keep prices in check. Many American are looking for ways to get better health care at a competitive cost. There are more and more sites that are offering a free health insurance quote to those that visit their site.

Sites like BUPA is one such site that offers not only free health insurance quotes but also disease state information for their customers. At their site you can find options for private health insurance where you can get different levels of coverage. You can find options that cover both inpatient and outpatient services and possibly coverage for a pre-existing condition. There are people available to talk to help you find the right coverage for you.

Insurance Online

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Posted on 14th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

There are several things you need to consider when purchasing life insurance. There are two main types called term and whole life insurance. The type you choose will depend on your risk profile and if you are looking to provide an investment tool, or just get some insurance to protect your family in case of an accident. Term life will usually be cheaper and have a shorter term and have no residual value.

For whole Life insurance you can usually get a decent return so that your premiums will stay constant over the life of the policy. On some policies you can even use any net capital return to help reinvest and purchase more insurance coverage. Shopping for insurance is now easier than ever with sites like Insuranceportalonline.com to help you compare different policies and types of insurance.

Get your voice heard

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Posted on 14th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

Many artists are making the crossover to voiceovers to increase their income as well as increase their audience. Many singers are already trained in the technical and fundamental aspects of vocal technique, the leap to doing voiceovers is quite natural. At Voices.com they provide a venue where artists can upload their voice projects for such companies as NBC, Disney, and Apple computers. They are helping to provide the avenue where those seeking to get into voiceover work can connect with those seeking out individuals for certain projects.

Record your projects and create your account to be available for some major companies that are looking for individuals to complete various

10 things to help your small business grow

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Posted on 13th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

1. Let Someone Else Go First

If you’re a small business, you don’t want to be putting your money on a horse that may or may not have longevity. To top it off, solutions should already be tested out fully with someone else’s money and time. The key is to jump in at the very end of the early adopter phase.

2. Keep the Bottom Line in Mind

Every piece of technology you buy, should help you increase your bottom line somehow. Whether it’s through efficiency or through expanding services, it’s got be able to pay you back. Just because something is faster, the latest version, or prettier than what you currently own, doesn’t make it a good buying decision. You might even intimidate customers who have to learn the new systems.

3. Use Open Source

Open source technology can be comparable in features to private software packages. There is no support for open source, but there are also no licensing fees.

4. Set Up Social Networking and Forget It

It is important to have an account on Twitter and Facebook, amongst many other sites. The account is free and can generate massive attention and buzz for your offerings. However, you want to schedule your tweets and automate as much of this as possible to cut down on the time spent doing it.

5. Convert Paper to Digital

A paper newsletter put online can save you tons of money on paper and mailing costs. What you may not know is the same is true with coupons. You can convert those to electronic coupons and the customer can download them off your site, saving your distribution and printing costs.

6. Get full color brochures

Partner with established vendors like UPrinting. For your image and brand you want to have something tangible that you can handout and even mail out to customers that talk about your business and products. UPrinting business brochures printing solutions can help you get the quantity and price you need. So whether you are doing a small run to test the market or need a large run for growing sales you can get them done professionally and fast.

7. Cut Down on Travel Costs

You can set up VOIP lines and teleconferencing to avoid the expense of traveling when you have more than one business office or clients in different locations.

8. Read the Reviews

Before buying any piece of technology check the reviews it got. It will help you decide whether it’s going to work for you or not.

9. Automate Your Help and Customer Service Areas

Some of this can be done simply by putting up an FAQ online for the questions that most people ask, and thus cutting down on phone calls. Other times you may want to put in a help desk system.

10. Leverage the WWW

Use the free resources that are available to help network,Brand, and create loyal customers to compete with the bigger companies. The social networking frenzy is only growing and being able to create your spot in space will only help grow and retain your customers.

 

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Do you need an Arizona dui lawyer?

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Posted on 5th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

In the state of Arizona, driving under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicating fumes or drugs is a very serious offence. In fact, Arizona is one of the states with the harshest and strictest enforcements of the dui laws. This is because of the increase in the number of deaths and accidents arising from drunk driving. If you find yourself charged with driving under the influence, contact arizona dui lawyer immediately . Many people view a dui attorney as an unnecessary cause. Well, do not be ignorant. For the law enforcers, if you are caught driving under the influence, to them you are just another number that is to be used as an example of what will befall those who are not compliant with the law. An attorney will help in the initial stages. He or she is supposed to be present when you are being questioned and charged. This is because he or she knows the statements you can make that can be incriminating. In addition to that, the lawyer is supposed to advise you on a plea bargain. This means that the matter can be resolved out of court. This should be handled by a lawyer who has handled such before because a wrong move in this process might leave you in more trouble than you were in to begin with. If the above does not work then the lawyer is supposed to prepare a defence on your behalf and to argue out your case in court. Depending on how well the case is prepared and the evidence is provided, the lawyer may succeed in getting all the charges dropped or in reducing your punishment to the minimum. A tempe dui lawyer is your best shot at getting another chance by winning the case against you.

Find new coffee tables for your office

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Posted on 22nd March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging |Marketing

A new office may feel uncomfortable at first. Bringing in a lot of items from your old office should help to make it feel more like “at home”. If you had bad times in your old office space, you may want to try getting new office furniture to change the vibes in your new office. Something as simple as a few different types of coffee tables that are used for both work space and decoration can make the entire space feel different. I would even look at contracting with a reputable interior design firm because they would be able to help you maximize your interior office and give you a more ergonomic design. Hopefully your new office is a result of the hard work you have been doing for your company. Most of the time a new office means an increase in pay, but you may have more responsibilities now. Getting organized is the first step for any employee trying to get use to a new office. You want to get your new office as comfortable as possible, so you can begin doing your daily tasks as soon as possible. It will still take a little time to get use to your new office. It’s like anything else and change is difficult to adjust to sometimes. I don’t like change and try to avoid it when possible. You may be happy with your new office and perhaps you have more elbow room now. Just give your new office a chance to get broken in and it will seem like your old office space pretty soon.

An industrial mixer designed for your needs

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Posted on 13th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

If you do a quick search for an industrial mixer you will find hundreds of different types of solutions available depending on your industry and particular needs. Many of the mixers that are available are off the shelf products that are modified to one application and then fitted with a different agitator to help in the mixing process. The team at Dynamix Agitators has taken this one step further by offering a Solutions Assurance guaranty. This means you will work with their Sales Engineer in order to put together a solution that is specific to your exact needs. With six distinct Mixer models you will find a one that will meet your needs. This wider line of products will help assure that you will have the parts and mixers needed should your project expand and you need additional capacity.

Creating content

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Posted on 12th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

When developing blogs and websites online the number one rule to drive search traffic is having timely, relevant, and updated content. Through the development of various platforms like Mojavi the goal has always been to create a network of developers that can contribute and enhance an open architecture. With so many sites and blog starting up every week on the web the need to create a niche is becoming more important along with content. That is why I am always looking for sites like outdoorbasecamp.com where they specialize in outdoor review content and create a community where others can contribute. You can see and participate in their forum to share your thoughts and experiences with others and gather suggestions from other outdoor enthusiasts.
They have created timely and fresh content on various outdoor activities and this will lead to a loyal customer and attract local and national experts to contribute to their site. As their success builds the search engines will pick more of their content and this will increase traffic and help them grow their brand. I can see that they will become a point of reference for some of the more popular outdoor activities like kayaking, biking, and spelunking.

Surrey Condos a Masterplanned Community

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Posted on 11th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

The Fraser Valley located on the border of Surrey and Langley in Western Canada is home to the newest Surrey condos, a masterplanned community called Waterstone. Offering high end features like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a 15,000 square foot clubhouse. The clubhouse offers a place to get together for a BBQ, a fitness area, and a 60 foot indoor lap pool. Located close to nearby shops and local restaurants you can now avoid the hassle of traffic and walk to local attractions. The Waterstone offers all the amenities you will need and offers a cozy atmosphere to get to know your neighbors and create a community. There are so many advantages to living in one of the newest condo masterplanned communities that they are now becoming more popular as people are looking to reduce their travel time to and reduce their maintenance costs of their home.

Why I Had A Big Family

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Posted on 9th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Blogging

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While I’d like to start off by saying something deep and impressive like “I always knew I wanted to have a big family because…”, I really can’t. You see, I never really intended to have six children, but neither did I want to have a small family. I just knew that I wanted to have children and that was that.

I had my first child and it was a wonderful experience. I knew I wanted more. There was no plan that had been developed and set in stone for a future family and it had never even come up for discussion. Me and my husband just took things one day at a time and lived our lives that way. I know that most couples sit down and discuss future goals together, but I had met my match and we both took things as they came and dealt with them on the spot.

I always felt that more children would be welcomed into the family when I was younger and didn’t do much to try to stop the pregnancies. There was some measure of birth control, but it was haphazard at best. What would come would be loved and welcomed.

Me and my husband were living in a two-bedroom apartment and having the first girl was wonderful. When the second and third children appeared, two boys, we were waiting for our townhouse to be built and had to put up the three children in one room. We had one set of bunk beds for the two oldest and a crib for the baby. There wasn’t much room in that bedroom at the time, but there sure was a lot of love, fun and frivolity.

By the time the fourth in the fifth, two girls, arrived on the scene, we were well established in our townhome and had two sets of twin bunkbeds set up. Clothes were passed down from the oldest to the youngest and friends in the neighborhood donated clothes that their children had outgrown as well. It wasn’t uncommon to go out for groceries in the afternoon and come home to 2 garbage bags full of clothing set out on the front porch. Sometimes we never found out where they had come from, but they were very appreciated.

When the sixth child arrived I had a feeling that I had never experienced before. I felt full. I was satisfied. There was an inner peace that I simply cannot describe deep down in my soul. I knew that my baby days were over and that I was done.

I never regretted for one day having a big family. While somehow I went from cooking for two people to cooking for eight at every meal, I somehow lived to tell the tale. Looking back, now that I only have two older children left in the home, I don’t know how I ever did it. It seems surreal to me now to house six children and two adults in a small four-bedroom townhouse, but we did it with bunk beds. It seems unreal to think about all the meals prepared, the clothing provided and the other basics and luxuries that we were able to give to our children.

Would I do it again? Would I have a big family if I was starting over? You bet! The biggest thing that I was able to provide for my children during all these years was the company of siblings and the ability to grow up in a home that was always filled with love.